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Read Fabric's statement on licensing appeal victory

Sniffer dogs and ID scanning will not be introduced

  • Dave Turner
  • 14 December 2015

Fabric has issued a statement following its successful appeal against strict security measures.

Although we found out on Friday that the London club wouldn't have to introduce sniffer dogs or ID scanning, it's only today commented on the victory against licensing changes proposed by Islington Council.

It reads: "We feel that this statement reflects the opinions of many businesses operating within the night time industry in regards to these conditions.

"Everyone at Fabric is delighted with the outcome and are very much looking forward to resuming our positive, long-standing and solid relationships with both Islington Council's licensing department and the borough's police to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for our club goers and local residents."

Woods Whur, the lawyers working on behalf of the club on the year-long case, also revealed that the judge ruled that ID scans were not suitable because underage entry or drink consumption had never been a problem at the Farringdon venue.

Regarding the implentation of drug-checking dogs, the lawyers also said this could "undermine the licensing objectives in a number of unintended ways, including causing drugs to remain in circulation that would otherwise have been confiscated under fabric's thorough search procedures."

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

[Via: RA]

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